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VO Feed for ATP

In order for ATP to use virtual sites, GOCDB have been asked to produce a VO feed for the GOCDB EGI scoped data (ATP will recognize this gocdb data as the 'OPS' VO topology feed). This feed should not be used by anyone except ATP and won't be supported outside of ATP's use (other VOs will not be supported). If there is a requirement for VO integration in GOCDB, it would need to be considered separately in a new proposal outside of VSites.


ATP will recognize the ops_topology VO feed as the 'OPS' VO topology feed:

  • Applies to the GOCDB EGI scoped data
  • The GOCDB physical sites are mapped to <atp_site> elements.
  • If an endpoint is included in a virtual site, a corresponding <service> element must appear in this VO feed as a child of an <atp_site> element.
  • The VO feed should include all service endpoints, both visible and invisible to EGI.
  • For each physical site a <group> element will be used to indicate that all child endpoints belong to the virtual site named by the group.
    • It is permitted duplicate <atp_site> elements where necessary. e.g. RAL_LCG2 may appear twice with two different sets of endpoints linked to two different virtual sites.
  • The feed specifies that all sites are under the ops VO using the <vo>OPS</vo> element.

In summary, the GOCDB to ATP mappings are:

  • Site == <atp_site>
  • ServiceEndpoint == <service>
  • VSite == <group>

Pseudo-code for building the ATP VO feed XML

Query for all VSites and inner join member SEs and iterate result set: 
foreach VSite {

  - Create a new/empty in-memory <atp_site> hashmap where: 
  atpSiteElem[key='physicalSiteName', value='will hold the XML of this <atp_site> element']

   foreach VSites->ServiceEndpoint  {
      - Get the hosting physical site name (key = ‘myPhysicalSiteX’). 
      - Create a new atpSiteElem[‘myPhysicalSiteX’] entry (if not already created).   
      + For this SE, add a new child <service> element to atpSiteElem[‘myPhyscialSiteX’] 

   foreach atpSiteElem[] {
      - Add a single child <group> element (VSite name defines the ‘name’ attribute) 

   - Write all atpSiteElem[] elements to the XML document.
   - Loop next VSite. 

Important: Using this logic, <atp_site> elements will only ever have a single nested <group> element while <atp_site> elements with the same 'name' attribute are duplicated (which is permitted). However, for any single <atp_site>, this ensures that ALL of the the listed <services> are actually members of both the specified VSite <group> AND the physical <atp_site>, which is correct.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<root xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="atp_vo_feed_schema.xsd">
  <title>Virtual Sites in GOCDB</title>
  <description>Groups of services defined under virtual sites in GOCDB</description>
  <feed_responsible name="GOCDB Administrators" dn="/C=UK/O=eScience/OU=CLRC/L=RAL/"/>

    note, the name attribute values on group elements are imaginary 
    as VSites still have to be implemented 

  <atp_site name="RAL_LCG2" infrast="EGEE">
    <service hostname="" flavour="WMS" />
    <service hostname="" flavour="WMS" />
    <service hostname="" flavour="WMS" />
    <group name="All_RAL_LCG2_WMS_INSTANCES_VSITE">

  <atp_site name="RAL_LCG2" infrast="EGEE">
    <service hostname="" flavour="CREAM-CE" />
    <service hostname="" flavour="CREAM-CE" />
    <service hostname="" flavour="CREAM-CE" />
    <service hostname="" flavour="CREAM-CE" />
    <service hostname="" flavour="CREAM-CE" /> 
    <group name="All_RAL_LCG2_CREAM_INSTANCES_VSITE">

  <atp_site name="GRIDOPS-GOCDB" infrast="EGEE">
    <service hostname="" flavour="egi.GOCDB" />
    <group name="OPS_TOOLS_VSITE">

  <atp_site name="GRIDOPS-OPSPORTAL" infrast="EGEE">
    <service hostname=" " flavour="egi.OpsPortal" />
    <group name="OPS_TOOLS_VSITE">

  <atp_site name="GRIDOPS-GGUS" infrast="EGEE">
    <service hostname="" flavour="egi.GGUS" />
    <group name="OPS_TOOLS_VSITE">


Monitoring Details

The following details about how virtual sites will be monitored is provided by Marian Babik:

Data scoping

  • EGI/non-EGI scope is implemented in both regional and central GOCDB
  • SAM will fetch both scopes from the central GOCDB, which would make it possible to have non-EGI scoped services monitored by the regional SAM (non-egi services won't be distinguished from EGI ones in any way)
  • central SAM will show only EGI scoped services

Virtual Sites

  • SAM's vo feed concept currently enables creation of arbitrary groups of services that must be already defined in GOCDB (if a group is defined and none of its services are in GOCDB the entire group is rejected, all services/sites listed in the vo feed that are not in GOCDB are automatically rejected)
  • Virtual sites can be integrated with SAM via VO feed, which would list all the virtual sites defined in the GOCDB (including all scopes; all such sites and their services would be considered supporting OPS VO)

Questions for ATP: